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HONOLOUA Bay is simply wonderful! You will take a woodland trail to get to the shore, and if you had any concerns, they will mel away as you admire the huge vegetation along the trail and hear the murmur of the local herds of chickens. It is bounded by a large sandy cove full of large flat coves.
There' s no such thing as sands. Snorkellers and scuba diving in quiet waters, but if there is a wave, the Honolua Baay waves start! Before you go, please make sure you have checked the Maui snorkel condition. On both sides of the cove there is a well developed sea wall with great sea creatures.
As freshwater enters the bay of Honolua and mixes with the saltwater, the marine life looks undulating in some places - as if running down the windscreen in a vehicle washes. From the old dock on the right side, enter the lake.
It is a large, slippery, round cliff. Although it is lovely, it is not very convenient to relax on it. When you want a big kahalo, tip Uncle Jimmy on the way out; it's a good swap for all the care he does on the shore and on the way, and for watching people's wagon.
In Mokuleia Bay you do not need to swim to the lefthand side, there is nothing interesting. Go in on the right side and take your own leisurely pace, beginning with a lot of room between you and the crags. The sand bottom consists of steep slopes and canyons. From Mokuleia Bay you can head further to Honolua Bay to the right and continue northwards. This is another beautiful snorkeling spot!
Mokuleia Bay beaches are fine, clean and unspoilt, so if you like it, you will love to spend some quality leisure after swimming. Sunshades, stools, coolers, snowboards and more can be rented! Kapalua Bay is simply wonderful, whether you want to go into the sea or just relax in the sands.
The bay is generally quiet - a very good snorkeling spot for all age groups. In the early mornings, the lefthand side (overlooking the ocean) is full of marine tortoises, and the other end of the coastline is very beautiful. Like on the lefthand side, the back end of the right side has the best one.
Kapalua Bay is centred on all the sandy beach that is wonderfully structured by the sea currents. Step onto the lefthand side of the canal. There you will find gentle sloping sands - ideal for taking your free moment to put on your equipment and prepare your children. On the right side is cliffy and quite flat, so be cautious - not only for your own security, but also for the security of the live one.
Scratches can be avoided by getting out of the pool on the lefthand side. The Napili Baay is stroking a beautiful arch of gold sands on the northwestern shore of Maui. Sea House Restaurant is wonderfully situated at the northern end of the cove, and several small resort sites line the remainder of the shore. Fishes gather at the edge of the cove where the coral is found and where their nourishment and area are.
When it comes to meeting sea creatures, the most interesting side of Napili is on the south. Though it is a wonderful place, you rarely see pisces there. Napiliay can be entered almost anywhere on the coast, as the whole coast is sands.
For your information only: There are several plates of cement on both sides - sometimes in very flat waters - about 10 metres from the bank. When there is a great deal of windsurfing here, it is a great place to surf, but not so much for snorkelling. It is a good place for children to walk around, go boogie-boarding and excavate in the sands.
Today, the Airportbeach Pavillon mark the location of the old airfield terminals, and snorkelling in front of the shore is extraordinary! This coastline is part of the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, a partly preserved submarine area since 2009. Some species of algae-eating species cannot be caught here and the site has thus enhanced its wellbeing.
There is a wide range of reefs and you can find them almost immediately when you get in the sea. Entrance is possible wherever the falling sands continue into the sea. The best thing you can do is find a slippery patch, go in and then hover on your back as you finish your outfit.
It is one of the most visited snorkeling places on Maui. It' also home to a great amusement park. When you get there at the right moment, you can see Hawaii' blue marine tortoises, the innocuous blacktipped sharks or an incredibly cold form ations of speckled starfish!
Type about four meters south of Black Rock, in a sand area. There' s a great deal to see on the lefthand side. Hanakaoo, known by the natives as Cannoe Beaches, is a great snorkeling area. It is an ecological mixture: canoeing associations keep their jibboats here, marine tortoises are often spotted on the cliffs on the lefthand side, and the shore reserve is shared with a church.
Here you can go snorkelling and swim. BBQ' are situated on the lefthand side of the garden, together with pick nick desks in the shade of the sundown. Carry your thumbs in this seaside resort - the seedlings of the kiwi tree fall down to the floor. The Wahikuli Wayside is a marvellous place to go hanging and snorkelling.
It has a small sandstrand, but most of the garden consists of grass with shady picknick areas and barbecue areas. You' re almost certain to see some marine tortoises in the waters, whether you're standing ashore or taking a bath and joining them.
Here the shore falls a little bit suddenly into the sea, but the entrance is quite simple. On both sides (right and left) there are reefs, while the centre consists mainly of sands. The Baby Beaches is a great meeting place for the whole group. The long coastline is protected from the sea by a long 100 metre drop.
Because of this riff the sea at Baby Beaches is mostly very quiet and flat (1-2 foot deep). Dive into the waters to see the sea creatures and other sea creatures around the crests. Have fun looking, but please do not contact any sea creatures, even corals. It' best to hire a parasol to take advantage of this situation, as this end of Baby Beaches has very little sun.
It is a nice view and the temples are open to the general population. When you want to go northwards on the shore, take a slipper to keep your legs from falling spines from the snow covered rocks of the tree. In Puamana there is a small pebble shore on the lefthand side, but the main attraction is the bigger grass area - it's just great for hills.
Here the waters come to the outskirts of the garden. When you need to wash up at some point, the outside shower is on the right side of the sea when you are facing the sea. There' s no sands here. There is a meshquite wood named the gorgonian pine forest named the gorgonian sapiens.
The Olowalu is a 450 hectare large under generally quiet water, so it is an unbelievable snorkeling spot. The beach of Olowalu and the coastline of the island stretches for several mile. A number of tortoises (even the uncommon loggerhead turtle!) can swim and rest on the Olowalu Recreation. Since this system of reefs is so vast, you can travel from right to right along the coast, but also towards the open sea and back again.
In order to get into the sea, you look out from the bank onto the sea and find an subsea canal. Sandpits appear in bright blue, while the top of the sandy wall is covered with darkness. At the beginning of a sandy canal, get in and continue as far as you like.
There is also a sandy canal as a good base for returning to the start. - and the overturned logs of this stream. If you return to Lahaina, be very cautious; making a turn to the lefthand side of the road can be a daunting task.
The Charley Young is a wonderful little sand spot at the northern end of Kamaole Park I. From Kam I you can take a stroll and there is a lovely snorkeling area. It is seldom overcrowded and the car park is seldom full. As you try everything, keep in mind that everything you see under water is living, even the corals.
Don't handle the corals, and certainly not the tortoises - you can get a big penalty, and that is dishonor. It' quite simple to enter the waters at Charley Young Beach. It is a sand entrance, but according to the snorkeling season, the sea can be obtrusive.
When they push you to the shore, get past them as fast as you can. Snorkelling as early as possible, the swell is softer and the view is best in the mornings. Snorkelling is good in the generally quiet water, the park offers all possible comforts and there are many stores and local resaurant.
It' simple to play a whole days volley ball, cook on the barbecue, explore the reef and relax on the mud. Lavafingers, which rise into the oceans between the beaches, are the basis for the coral and the reef. Coming into the sea from a Kamaole Island is simple.
Simply get in where it is sand (almost everywhere) and go either to the right or south. Along the small islands of volcanic rock, which protrude into the waters on both sides of these shores. It is the place where the corals have been growing and the corals are the place where the marine tortoises and freshwater tortoises do commercial work.
Snorkelling Kamaole III is best on the right side. As soon as you are ready in the sea, you will enjoy to spend the whole afternoon on one or all three Kamaole Beaches! You can, among other things, prepare food, walk, run, volley ball, use the swing and construct sandburg. The long and beautiful Keawakapu is a long and beautiful shore with relatively flat sea in front of a favourite seaside restaurants and resorts.
There' s a lot of room to lay on the smooth, gold sands, but there is no shadow, so you should have one. Keawakapu is the last one before Wailea is. As you enter the waters, find a gravelly spot and stay away from the large cliffs dotted around the cliff.
Occasionally the waters can be harsh, which hinders the view and pushes you quickly to the canyon. Awareness of your knowledge and your energetic levels before you go in and use your good snorkeling manners. If you are done snorkelling in Keawakapu or want to take a rest, jump onto the sand or the well-kept grass outside the Resorts and unwind.
Both of these sand shores are divided by an outstanding body of sand that stretches from the coast. The beach on the lefthand side is slightly smaller than Mokapu on the right. Entrance here is sand, so getting into the sea is usually simple. Everywhere you see a point of laava rising from the rivers Elua and Mokapu into the canals.
Speak to your snorkeling mate, select a point of interest and walk in this direction! Snorkelling as early as possible. Understand your knowledge and test your levels of energies before you enter and use your good judgment as you explore the reef. Situated in front of the Grand Wailea Resort, this is a wonderful one.
There is one kit near the car park, the other one in the middle of the sea. Dustbins are located half way up the coast on the side of the mall. Snorkeling here is fine. Snorkelling with your friend as early as possible, the swell is softer and the view is best in the mornings.
Wailea is not located on the coast itself, but in spacecraft patching about 30 meters off the coast and 20 meters to the right of the entrance point. There is a sand entrance on the right side of the shore. For you and your pal, the challenges are to overcome the ripples that come up when you get off the shore.
As soon as you pass the wave, go forward until the waters clear up, then turn right to find the reef. The Polo Beach is a smaller sandy beach directly in front of the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel. As with many of Maui' s shores, it is bounded at the rear by the light foliage of the light foliage of Aupaka.
The small cliffs covered in sandy soil give this sandy spot a special atmosphere. You can snorkel on this site. If you go into the lake, you will surely see Christmas fish, echinoids, surgeon fish, Arabic idols and at least two species of trigger fish. If you come in and out of the Polo Strand on both sides of the river, make sure that the strewn cliffs make a sweep.
Entrance is sand, but the ripples that come towards you can be obtrusive, so be careful. If you are prepared to go back ashore, keep an eye on the arriving sea as you trace your way back to Polo Beaches. Po'olenalena is a long, nice, sandy stretch of sand - ideal for downhill and advanced snorkellers; the waters can sometimes be obtrusive.
There' s also an outstanding panorama of Pu'u Olai, the cindery volcano between Big and Little Beaches. At the top of this part of the sea is protected by saplings. When you are under these plants, look for falling spines in the sandy soil. On both sides of the shore there are great snorkeling opportunities along the corners and edges formed by the crags.
Entrance is gently sloping on both sides. When you turn right and go around the point, your way out is easy: get off at the next shore and take the field road back through the rock. When you turn to your lefthand side and go around the point, be sure to keep some of your energies in standby; you need to go back to the shore where you were born.
But if you don't choose snorkelling, you will have a great snorkeling holiday at Po'olenalena Beaches. There' a lot of room to run, gamble and beam! The 5 Caves is also known as 5 Caves, for the small cemetery next to the entrance to the bath.
It is a great snorkeling and diving site - it could be called the best on the isle. You' ll need to be an experienced diver and snorkeller to discover 5 caves, as getting in and out is a challenging experience, and it's a long swimming to get to the good things.
There' are many tortoises, many big shoals of pelagic animals and some really great rocks and corals. They are too far down for snorkellers to go into. You' ll also find slugs, white tip shark, starfish, white-mouth eel and even scorpionfishes! It' interesting to walk on the waters here.
Walk down the entrance road to the shore and take the turnoff to the far right. As soon as you swim, leave the bay and go as far to the lefthand side as you like until it's safe to come back! There' s no sand here, so you' re planning to relax somewhere else after your truly epoxy-watertime.
Situated in front of the Makena Beaches and Golf Resort, the beautiful and breathtaking bay. There are a number of treads of cement leading down into the sands. It is a beautiful hanging area and snorkelling is great. For your information, corals are a kingdom of beasts. On Hawaii corals can thrive for a maximum of one in. per year.
It is easy to get into the sea from this one. Nearly every course provides a sand entrance. Do not try to discover the cliffs near the centre of Maluaka Strand while you swim. The Big Beaches - also known as Oneloa and Makena Beaches - is one of the most beautiful in Maui.
The sandy surface on the islands is no bigger or longer, and the waters are almost indescribable nice. It is not advisable to swim or snorkel in the nice waters. The Big Beach is one of the few southern side of the beach that is guarded by lifeguard. The best way to fell in loving this is from a distance while you are in the sands.
The Ahihi Kinau Nature Reserve preserves both the ocean and the birds in the region, so that you will find larger numbers of snorkelling spots than many others. As such Ahihihiay is small and pretty and opens up to a much larger and more attractive area. The cove and the waters behind it are usually easily snorkeled.
You will be sure to see some sweet parrotfishes together with other little ones. There' s a kind of cement deck there, in about six in-ches of slugs. The two trails are wonderful, with many reefs to be explored. Ahihihi Kinau has no sand beaches, so remember that while planning your very nice Maui outing.
The Perouse Bay is called after the first European to enter Maui - Jean-Francois de Galaup La Perouse. It is often raucous and - although nice - not quite suitable for snorkelling or swim. Although the sea is quiet, the view is not very good, so La Perouse is only recommendable for experienced snorkellers.
There' s a great footpath to your lefthand over the fjord! When you are walking, you should take plenty of fresh air with you. Snorkelling in La Perouse Bay you will see Moorish idols, amber cones, convict cones, echidnas, ahole, blennes, dominos and many others. Go into the waters near the Conservation Area signage and turn right (on the right is a former fish pond and privately owned property).
The Perouse has not much of a sand, as the area consists of harsh and spicy caves. From a technical point of view you can take a chair and walk to some sand places, but we suggest you go to a more convenient hang gorge. The Big Beaches, like a proposal, is very near and very convenient.
The Turtle Town is called after the wealth of marine tortoises resting and feeding near this one. It is a wide and wide reaching area. If you take a ferry to see Molokini Crater, Turtle Town is usually your second fantastic snorkeling spot for the outing!
You' ll also see some nice species such as amber seaweed, Achilles seaweed, chub, saddle spotted and Sgt. Mayors. You will be told by your shore team how best to get into the sea from the shore. They will also show you how to use the supplied snorkeling gear and floatation gear and will be glad to help you with any of these.
As soon as you get out of the Turtle Town and back on the ship, take a fresh showers, a quick drink and a quick refreshment and soak up the memory! The Malolo Molokini & Turtle Town snorkeling experience is recommended for the best times. Okay, so this isn't really a sand beach.
As a matter of fact, it's not even part of Maui. The Molokini Crater is a vulcanic calendar that lies three kilometres off the shore of Maui. You can only get there by ferry, but it is one of the best snorkeling spots in the game.